just contacted the guy about the red one, i asked if it had the big brakes? he didnt know, and i also asked about the condition of the paint /body, he said there are two small rust spots on the front wings..................this is a common thing right?
this has kind of put me off getting a gta tbh, as i had a nightmare with my old RS rusting and dont want to go there again.
so is the rust a big problem?? how easy and ££ is it to fix the problem
the brakes arent a deal breaker, just wanted to know, he did say small bits of bubbling i think, so might not be to bad........cheers!The problem on the wings isnt too expensive if caught in time. Apart from that I dont think there is a problem with rust in general. The bodyshop bloke who did mine said that the wings were particularly thin, and these are about the only different panels compared to a standard 156 (along with the rear wings of course). As far as I know the standard 156 doesnt have particular rust issues.
As for the brakes, if he has managed on the 305mm discs this long I assume they are fine, so wouldnt worry to much about that.
Bodyshop bloke also said rusting wings arent that big an issue, they can be replaced. Its the more structural bits you have to be more wary ofthe brakes arent a deal breaker, just wanted to know, he did say small bits of bubbling i think, so might not be to bad........cheers!
Wings aren't a big deal as you say but it needs to be cheap since you'll either have to replace them or weld up and repaint and then it'll probably come through again.Bodyshop bloke also said rusting wings arent that big an issue, they can be replaced. Its the more structural bits you have to be more wary of
I'm glad someone else said this - it's normally me totally agree - cheap GTA's are normally cheap for a reason (and note I do say normally) as there have been one or two that have been sold cheap because they needed to be sold quickly or because the seller did not know the true value of what they had.Wings aren't a big deal as you say but it needs to be cheap since you'll either have to replace them or weld up and repaint and then it'll probably come through again.
That could be just the start of things, I sold my GTA similar price and age last year, it had small brakes, wing was rusted right through, rust spots on roof, wheel bearing on way out, anti roll bar rattling around, need a new rad, a few marks on the bodywork small dents/faded paint etc, needed a new clutch, worn carpet, power steering pump on the way out, xenon levelling playing up, starter noisy overrunning. That said it drove straight and the engine was 100%.
The trouble with a cheap GTA is that often needs alot of money to bring it up to standard so although the traders ones are more expensive I wouldn't expect to find them with these problems, and by the time they are all sorted you've probably spent more than buying a good one in the first place.
I'd feel that was reasonable. Mine is similar, has more mods (FSD, Eibachs, remap in addition to Q2 and new clutch altho no 330s) same age but 76K miles and I would want 7 to 7.5K if I were selling it (which I'm not). But at the end of the day, it's what someone will pay.Personally, around six grand, but that's just me.
You're not joking. I bought a 159 - private - in November because certain traders (who shall remain nameless) weren't willing to negotiate on their hugely overpriced 156GTAs. None of these has sold yet, but I notice one has dropped by a grand since then and still hasn't sold. You'd think they'd learn...i think fair prices i usually private sellers, traders are greedy buggers.